Monday, April 28, 2008

The Teachers' "Lounge"

I love that the place we eat our microwaved lunches, rush to the bathroom, make copies and check our mail ... all in our 25 minute lunch "hour" ... is called a lounge. There is NO lounging done there.

Today, Dad gave me a copy of a book called, 1,003 Great Things About Teachers. I opened it and the first section I came to was about the teachers' lounge.

It is called, "What Do Teachers Do in the Teachers' Lounge? - Real Kids' Answers". Here they are!

  • Go the bathroom and sleep.
  • Take off their shoes.
  • Think of more rules.
  • Chew the gum they take away from you.
  • Practice trash-can basketball.
  • Read kids' notes.
  • Show each other their kids' papers.
  • Play cards and watch TV.
  • Drink wine.
  • Tell each other who has the worst kids.
  • I haven't been inside, but I know they have candy machines in there.
I would agree that a few of these are spot on ... can you guess which ones?

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Anonymous said...

Where is 'post to their blogs' or 'check e-mail'?

Good list!

distaff said...

I know that they talk about how bad their kids are, so I would guess show off bad papers and sympathize with other teachers whose kids they know are incorrigible.

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Beth said...

I really miss the OHE teacher's lounge! It's such a happenin' place. :)